NewsBar RSS reader

NewsBar RSS reader for PC and Mac

Published by Andras Porffy on 2023-04-14

  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 7 & MacOS 10, 11, 10.6.6
  • Category: News
  • Licence: $4.99
  • Software version: 3.9.1
  • File size: 3.46 MB

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NewsBar RSS reader Overview

What is NewsBar RSS reader? NewsBar is a Mac newsreader app that delivers news feeds with a smooth animation right to your desktop. It converts RSS and Twitter feeds into a real-time live news stream with categories, keyword watching, and notification alerts. The app allows users to organize, read, follow, mark, filter, and search news from their favorite feeds. NewsBar is built with a high-speed, efficient RSS engine and offers seamless Mac desktop integration with adjustable opacity. It also features customizable interface, iCloud sync across all Apple devices, and runs on all macOS versions from 10.7 and later.


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NewsBar RSS reader Features and Description

Key Features:

- Real-time live news stream from RSS and Twitter feeds

- Automatic iCloud sync across all Apple devices

- Smooth animation on news arrival

- Adjustable opacity for seamless Mac desktop integration

- Drag and drop to add new feeds and feed icons

- Organize feeds into user-defined folders

- Single click to open RSS content in a popup window

- Double click to open news in your browser

- Auto hide read items

- Mark and share news

- macOS Notification Center support

- Star news for later reading

- Highlight and filter news by keywords

- Keyword detection alerts using audible and visible cues

- Customizable interface (colors, fonts, size, gradient, opacity)

- Assign custom icon for each feed

- Twitter @user and #hashtag news feed reading

- Sync with Feedly

- RSS 2.0, ATOM support

- Send news to Pocket

- Customizable individual feed settings

- Import feed list from Google Reader takeout

- OPML feed list export and import

- Quick text search in all feeds

- Multiple display/desktop and Spaces support

- Menubar mode (App icon can be removed from dock)

- Very low CPU and memory usage

- Different refresh time can be set on Battery power

- Runs on all macOS versions from 10.7 and later, iCloud sync 10.10 or later.


  • - Easy to transfer feeds from Shrook to NewsBar
  • - Configurability with a setting for almost everything
  • - Unobtrusive way to keep up to speed
  • - Seamless integration with Feedly

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Installation Requirements

PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

Compactible OS list:
  1. Windows 11
  2. Windows 10
  3. Windows 8.1
  4. Windows 7
  5. Windows Vista

Requirements for MacOS Installation

Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

Compactible OS list:
  1. macOS Ventura: 13.3
  2. macOS Monterey: 12.6.4
  3. macOS Big Sur: 11.7.5
  4. macOS Catalina: 10.15
  5. macOS Mojave: 10.14
  6. macOS High Sierra: 10.13


NewsBar RSS reader - Is it safe to download?

Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

Software Reviews and Criticism

  • By PiperPilot

    So Far So Good!

    I just downloaded this app, based on the excellent reviews here, to replace Shrook which I’ve been using for years. Apparently the Shrook developers are shutting down their operation including the server they use for syncing feeds between devices. I like the fact that NewsBar syncs via iCloud. It was amazingly easy to transfer my feeds from Shrook to NewsBar just by copying and pasting the URL from one to the other. Nice! Configurability is wonderful - it seems there’s a setting for almost everything. There’s one setting I didn’t see and would like added - to be able to set a value for the length of time that I preview an article before it marks itself as “read”. It appears that the default value is a few seconds. I’d like to be able to set it to an almost instantaneous trigger. I’m used to previewing articles quickly and right now I have to hover over the preview for those few seconds before it gets marked. Not a big deal, but it does slow the process down a bit. I do really like being able to have feeds up on the screen at all times. What a great idea!

  • By TeeJHooker

    Good in General but needs a few tweaks

    In general this is what I was looking for on my Pc. It makes having news always around good, but not overwhelming. From this page it looks like it’s been updated in 2018, but the Support page has known issues from early September. For example, if I reboot the newsbar doesn’t start up again. If I select start at login, after a reboot it’s unchecked again. Simple bug to fix, but not sure it will ever happen.

  • By startuptechie

    Convenient With Good Service & Updates

    I’ve been using this app for years and love it! Very convenient and the developer offers good customer service and keeps the product updated. NewsBar is my desktop UI for RSS feeds and Twitter. It keeps me updated on the technology and business subjects relevent to my work.

  • By Dailydodger

    Very customizable and useful

    I’m able to follow everyone I want and set up the feed exactly how I like it. It was exactly what I was looking for when I downloaded it. The support staff was very responsive and helpful when I had a minor bug.

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